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Highly Satisfied Chemistry Students at York

Posted on 8 August 2014

A remarkable 96% of our students are happy with the quality of their chemistry degree here in York

The recently published 2014 NSS results show that 96% of our students are satisfied with the quality of their chemistry degree here in York.

I was most pleased to see that 97% of our students commented on how well our lecturers explained themselves and 97% found the lectures intellectually stimulating. The most important thing is to keep improving. The first year undergraduates arriving in September go into brand new professional-standard teaching labs and plans are afoot to improve our assessment and feedback procedures. These results are good - but we can, and will, improve further!

Professor Richard Taylor, Head of Department

Not only that, but looking at the survey in more detail shows our students are increasingly happy with the unique way we teach and support them in their learning. 

For example, student satisfaction has increased with:

  • the quality of our teaching (95%, +3%) 
  • the level of academic support we provide (95%, +3%)
  • our organisation and management (90%, +1%)
  • the learning resources they can use (93%, +6%)
  • the structured opportunities we provide for student personal development (89%, +4%)‌

students at fume cupboard

With well over 95% of our students finding that our dedicated and professional staff explain things well, capture their interest and make their degree intellectually stimulating, it is clear that York is one of the very best places to study chemistry in the UK.